Happy Haunt Season Hipster! Today I have a real treat for you— I’m going over the top Halloween Horror Nights most frequently asked questions and things you must know before you start your spooky vacation.
During the Halloween season at Universal Orlando, many Hipsters began to descend upon the theme parks.
So today I’ll make sure you have your most important questions answered for your upcoming trip.
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21 Halloween Horror Nights Frequently Asked Questions for Orlando
While you go through all of the Halloween Horror Nights things you need to know, be sure to review some of the best tips for this Orlando haunted event here!
1. What is Halloween Horror Nights?
This is an annual Halloween event that is held at Universal Studios Orlando on selects nights in fall after park closing.
Its rich history and quality production has transformed it into the World’s Premier Halloween Event!
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2. How Much are Halloween Horror Nights Tickets?
Halloween Horror Nights Single-Night Ticket starts at $79.99.
3. How much are Halloween Horror Nights tickets if I want to go on multiple days?
If you want to visit HHN on multiple occasions, then be sure to review the multi-pass breakdown. The Halloween Horror Nights Rush Frequent Fear Pass is the BEST value for your money.
Halloween Horror Nights Frequent Fear Pass Prices 2023
The Frequent Fear Pass allows you to visit HHN on many of the nights throughout the event for ONE PRICE! Below are the current options:
Rush of Fear Pass
This HHN ticket is $179.99 per person and allows you to visit the event on September 1–3, 6–10, 13–17, and 20–24.
Do keep in mind that this ticket includes 6 Months of Peacock at no extra cost to you and you can add an Express Pass for an additional $350 for a total cost of $529.99
Frequent Fear Pass
For this pass you will pay $229.99 per person and get up to 30 nights. You are also able to come EVERY Sunday through Thursday of the event PLUS the first weekend.
The HHN Frequent Fear Pass includes the following dates:
- September 1–3, 6–7, 10, 13–14, 17, 20–21, 24, 27–28
- October 1, 4–5, 8, 11–12, 15, 18–19, 22, 25–26, 29, 31
- November 1-2
This ticket also includes 6 Months of Peacock at no extra cost and you can add an Express Pass for an additional $380 for a total cost of $609.99.
Frequent Fear PLUS Pass
This HHN pass is $269.99 per person and you get up to 40 nights. You’ll be able to come EVERY Sunday through Friday of the event PLUS the first and last Saturday of HHN.
The HHN Frequent Fear PLUS Pass includes the following dates:
- September 1–3, 6–8, 10, 13–15, 17, 20–22, 24, 27–29
- October 1, 4–6, 8, 11–13, 15, 18–20, 22, 25-27, 29, 31
- November 1-4
This HHN ticket includes 6 Months of Peacock at no extra cost and you can add an Express Pass for an additional $430 for a total cost of $699.99.
Ultimate Frequent Fear Pass
For $374.99 per person, you can get up to 48 nights and experience EVERY night of the HHN!
Plus, you’ll get FREE Regular parking after 5 p.m. on all event nights.
The HHN Ultimate Frequent Fear PLUS Pass includes the following dates:
- September 1–3, 6–10, 13–17, 20–24, 27–30
- October 1, 4–8, 11–15, 18–22, 25–29, 31
- November 1-4
This HHN ticket includes 6 Months of Peacock at no extra cost and you can add an Express Pass for an additional $545 for a total cost of $919.99.
You’ll be able to go on multiple days allowing you to see and do all that the event has to offer.
Plus, if you get the HHN Rush of Fear Pass, then you won’t need to get an Express Pass since you can take your time going through the haunted houses throughout your multiple visits.
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4. When is Halloween Horror Nights?
HHN will take places on select nights from Friday, September 1st until Saturday, November 4th 2023
As you can see, HHN is not every night. So, be aware of the dates when choosing the day you’d like to go.
5. What time is Halloween Horror Nights?
The Halloween Horror Nights hours start at 6:30 p.m. with closing times varying each night.
6. What are the Halloween Horror Nights 2023 Houses?
Ten total houses with six original concepts this year to terrify you and engulf you in the disturbing stories:
- Chucky: This haunted house will be inspired by the USA & SYFY hit series, “Chucky” that will release the iconic killer doll at Universal Orlando Resort to terrify you!
- The Last of Us: You’ll experience the intense struggle as you navigate through a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by a crazy fungal virus.
- Stranger Things: Not only will you go through the iconic scenes in Hawkins, you’ll also come face-to-face with your darkest fears such as the demobats and even Vecna himself.
- The Exorcist – Believer: This house is inspired by Universal Pictures’ terrifying new horror film from Blumhouse and Morgan Creek Entertainment (in theaters Friday, October 13).
- Universal Monsters – Unmasked: Sixty feet below the bustling streets, a sinister secret awaits in the form of Universal Monsters: Unmasked, a brand new haunted house that will send shivers down your spine.
- Dr. Oddfellow – Twisted Origins: Step right up, folks! Welcome to Dr. Oddfellow’s twisted menagerie, an eerie collection of bizarre oddities that will send chills down your spine.
- Dueling Dragons: Choose Thy Fate: With Merlyn out of the picture, there’s now a struggle for power between two warlocks who decide to invade Merlyn’s castle with one goal in mind: steal his spell book.
- YETI – Campground Kills: Imagine being in a 1950s campground, where a pack of monstrous yetis is on a rampage, terrorizing campers, rangers, and anyone unlucky enough to cross their path.
- The Darkest Deal: The Collector has a proposition for Pinestraw – he’s willing to grant him musical glory, but at a huge cost.
- Bloodmoon – Dark Offerings: As you step into this chilling world, your challenge lies in not becoming a sacrificial victim.
7. What are the 2023 HHN Scarezones?
If you think you can avoid the scares by avoiding the HHN houses, then you’re WRONG! Throughout the park are five all-new scare zones:
- Dr. Oddfellow’s Collection of Horror: Dr. Oddfellow will lift the veil on all the horrors where you all will soon realize you may not survive the evening.
- Dark Zodiac: Dr. Oddfellow, who has taken a dive into a creepy dark dimension. His goal? To tap into the power of the Zodiac and become immortal.
- Jungle of Doom: Expedition Horror: Dr. Oddfellow is taking his demented ways into the deep jungle to perform terrible experiments on nature. See what terrifying creatures await in the 1920s.
- Vamp ’69: Summer of Blood: The 1960s music fest has landed in a small New York town and while you’re partying it up with popular bands, Dr. Oddfellow is quietly waiting to release ravenous vampires upon you.
- Shipyard 32: Horrors Unhinged: A 1940s San Francisco mysterious shipping yard is filled with unearthly crates and cages that have Dr. Oddfellow’s symbol on them. Just when you think you’re safe, you’re attacked from all sides with the chaos brought on by the petrifying oddities.
8. What Time Should I Get To HHN?
Get to Halloween Horror Nights early! I cannot express this enough. This is my top Halloween Horror Nights tips!
Unless you’re spending your cell phone money on an Express Pass, I would suggest you get to Universal Studios at least an hour early before the start of the event.
If you’re lucky enough, you may be able to get early entry into the park and knock out two to three houses within one hour.
Halloween Horror Nights Universal officially begins every night at 6:30 p.m.
9. Are Kids allowed at Halloween Horror Nights?
According to Universal, this event may be too intense for young children.
Adult discretion is strongly advised. There are no child ticket prices available for this event.
This is one of the top Halloween Horror Nights questions I’m always asked.
10. What Should I Wear to Halloween Horror Nights Orlando?
What I do recommend is wearing comfortable sneakers for all of the standing, walking, and running you will be doing.
You’ll also what to have a lightweight shirt and comfortable shorts.
11. Can You Ride the Rides at Halloween Horror Nights?
Yes you can, but I recommend saving the opportunity for riding the permanent attractions for another visit.
You can also do them towards the end of the night once you have done the HHN mazes.
12. What are the Best Days to Go to Halloween Horror Nights?
Visit Universal HHN Sunday through Thursday to take advantage of the cheaper days (especially for Florida residents or Universal Annual Passholders) and the smaller crowd.
You’ll also want to avoid weekends and any holidays when choosing the best days to visit Universal Orlando.
13. What is HHN Express Pass?
Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass allows you to wait in a much shorter line; therefore, “skipping” the regular queue.
14. Is the Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass Worth It?
This popularity sometimes leads to wait times for haunted mazes exceeding three hours.
In order for you to enjoy your evening at HHN, you may want to splurge on an Express Pass.
This will help you conquer each haunted house at Halloween Horror Nights.
15. Is Halloween Horror Nights Scary?
This is one of the top Halloween Horror Nights questions I’m always asked.
HHN is recommended for ages 13 years or older for good reasons. The houses and scare zones are intense with lifelike bloody scenarios.
Jump scares are throughout the event, but sometime the eerie, foreboding feeling is even scarier.
16. What is a Scareactor?
A Scareactor is a term dubbed by the creators of Halloween Horror Nights which is an actor dressed as a monster that’s set out to scare you.
17. Is Halloween Horror Nights Safe?
Just remember if the house is too intense for you, then you can leave by notifying a park team member.
The Universal team member is usually located in a specific corner of a haunted attraction and may be dressed in all black regular clothes.
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18. Can They Touch You at Halloween Horror Nights?
Team Members at Universal Orlando are not allowed to touch theme park guests, so you’re good to go!
This is the top Halloween Horror Nights questions sent to me.
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19. Can You Wear Costumes to Halloween Horror Nights?
Costumes are not allowed at Halloween Horror Nights Orlando. This rule is mostly for the safety of both team members and guests.
20. Am I Allowed to Take Photos And Videos?
You can take photos at the event, but you may not record or use flash photography, flashlights or laser pens in the haunted houses.
21. How Much Should I Save For HHN at Universal Orlando?
If you budget for:
- Ticket ~ $80 (this is the lowest price, but I recommended budgeting closer to $90)
- Parking at Universal Orlando ~ $27 (free after 6 p.m. except during HHN)
- Food ~ $45
- Merchandise ~ $60
Your total for a trip to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios would be ~ $215.
Is Halloween Horror Nights Worth It?
HHN is absolutely worth your money and your time!
This event is hands down the best in the world. So you don’t have to worry about not having a good time if you plan out your evening in advance.
I hope I was able to answer all of your Halloween Horror Nights questions.
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Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!
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(Original Article Date: September 10, 2014/Updated on July 31, 2023)